Faith and pop cultureThomas Nelson sent me a copy of Faith and Pop Culture (Christianity Today Study) by Christianity Today.  It’s part of their series of study notes for small groups – this one provides 8 weeks worth of material on the topic of culture.  Over the 8 weeks you cover:

  • Movies
  • Books
  • Sports
  • Television
  • Family friendly entertainment
  • Violence
  • Christian influences on Hollywood
  • Entertainment v Faith

Each week starts with a mini-essay/article which can be used to start the debate.  This is followed by two options for an opening activity, an introduction to the issue, an oportunity to reflect, a chance to dig deeper, and an application to move forward with.

The notes come across as well written and designed.  I would be very interested in using them with the older teens that I work with.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for giving me a copy to review.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “The Presence of Jesus”

  1. thanks for the reminder …. it’s a book i keep going back to. I’m trying to restructure my days at the moment so there’s a good balance between admin/management, getting input (reading and prayer) and spending time with young people.
    It’s amazing how much time youth workers spend at their desks!

    1. I like the idea of the restructure, let us know how it goes, as our ministry grows I seem to spend more time being a manager than a minister which at times is fine but at other times seems to have missed the point.

  2. Tapped into your messages through your name being highlighted by a speaker coming to Houston, Texas (USA) that was impressed by you at the Lausanne Conference. As a pastor, I am impressed by your observations of the need to spend more quality time with the youth to build good relationships. It was my Dad’s dilemma as a pastor, and it certainly is & has been a challenge for me with my own children and the others we attempt to reach in the inner-city 3rd Ward area of Houston. Keep up the good work Chris. I will get the book. Pray for us here in America & my church–Houston Praise And Worship Center–in particular. We will pray for you. Blessings! Bishop/Atty. Frank A. Rush

  3. Hi Chris
    This Friday can we just have another talk and also sometimes i get really get sooo angry so Could you ask Mrs Souten if i could have a time out card please it would really help

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